FREDERICK, Md. — Low clouds, gusty winds, and early threats of showers did not keep the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from having a successful 75th anniversary celebration at its headquarters here Saturday, Oct. 4.
More than 3,000 people attended the homecoming fly-in. According to association officials, 345 aircraft arrived and more than 1,400 cars filled the parking area where drivers and passengers had to slush through wet, grassy areas to reach the paved walkways.
LAKELAND, Florida — For the first time ever for Aerospace Discovery Weekend (formerly Wings ‘n Things) on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, a fighter pilot at the controls of his RV-8A known as Wild Blue with a maximum speed of over 200 mph, will fly as part of the activities Oct. 24-26.
Event activities have been enhanced with a MOSI traveling show, Rock Wall, Laser Tag and Geocaching. Students (ages 8-17) can register for their first flight at no additional cost above camping or daily registration, SUN ‘n FUN officials noted.
On Oct. 11, the Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV) in Nevada, will hold its annual Aviation Roundup. This year will have a few new events, according to organizers. In the morning there will be rocket launches. As Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) dominate a lot of news today across the country, the Aviation Roundup has secured a “Drone Zone.” Roundup attendees will be able to observe UAS flights on an obstacle course and learn more about UAS applications.
Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo (WWRE 2014), the annual open house hosted by the California National Guard, Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) and the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Los Alamitos Army Airfield Joint Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — From flying EAA Young Eagles to flying beagles, and other animals saved by Pilots N Paws, and everything aviation in between, the Southeast Aviation Expo had it going on this past weekend at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), according to Don Purcell, president of the South Carolina Aviation Association.
FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary Oct. 4 with a Homecoming Fly-In at its headquarters on the Frederick, Md., Municipal Airport, giving members and the public a chance to tour its facilities, view aircraft, take part in aviation seminars and a Pilot Town Hall meeting with AOPA President Mark Baker. [Read more...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation legend Bob Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).
The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for “…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.”
On Saturday, Sept. 27, students interested in aviation will get a special opportunity. For the first time the Southeast Aviation Expo will include educational sessions designed for kids 8 years old and over. For students, admission to the entire Expo and the sessions are free.